Most of the world’s greatest foods are handheld items: the pizza slice, the burrito, the bagel, etc. And let’s not forget, the taco. Basically, it’s a vessel to get your dinner from the plate to your face with minimal effort. And it works. What you put inside the taco is up to you but this week, we’ve got a great recipe for chicken tacos. It’s easy; really easy actually.
Chili is grade-A man food. Why does it qualify? Well, because it’s easy. You make it in one pot and then eat it with a spoon. It contains beef & beer. If somewhere along the line your recipe needs a little more kick, a couple more splashes of beer, or ends up getting too spicy, you can adjust as it cooks. Learn to make your own and be the master of your menu.
When you’re in the supermarket buying fresh lemons and searching for a jar of capers for this recipe, you’ll realize you’re starting to learn how to cook. This is a good thing. You’re on your way to a great meal. But hey, if you find out what a caper actually is, please hit us up we’d love to know, too.
Mastering the art of a properly cooked pork chop will not cost you much time or effort, as it’s all in the details. There’s no flavor quite like the savory richness of a juicy, spice-rubbed chop. Learning to do them right, adds another gourmet option to your repertoire of home-cooked meals.
Vegetarians, this could be one of those moments when you question your lifestyle choice. In the pantheon of Truly Epic Foods, there are few dishes that match the simple perfection & indulgent flavor as well as a proper meal of Spaghetti & Meatballs. This is a dish you should have dialed. Yeah, the spaghetti part is easy, but for making legit meatballs, you should really read up.
The Scorpion chili pepper is melt-your-face-off hot. It’s so hot, it can’t even be eaten on it’s own; so hot the pepper pickers have to wear Hazmat suits. But by blending just a bit of this specially-grown New Mexican pepper into salsa, you can survive its powerful blast of heat. Granted, your forehead will bead up with sweat after one bite, but that’s the fun of it. Try it, we dare you.
Forget the college years when fluorescent orange powder was the only “cheese” in your diet. A proper mac-n-cheese needs only real cheese and lots of it. When done properly, homemade mac-n-cheese attains Superfood status. It takes just a few simple ingredients, get it right already.
You like it hot? Like, fire-in-the-hole hot? Like, seeing stars hot? You’ll think you died and went to hell when you get a few flakes of the fabled Ghost Pepper on your tongue. On the Scoville scale, the Ghost is rated the hottest pepper in the world: about 150 times hotter than a jalapeño. These peppers must be used sparingly but add a rich, flavorful spike to any dish. Available in a variety of forms from flakes to powder, all Ghost Pepper products must be handled with care.
Sports-watching food should break free into it’s own distinct food group: hot wings, pizza, beer, pretzels and of course almighty Nachos would stand atop this pyramid of game day pleasure. How do you do your nachos, gourmet or ghetto? Fresh cilantro, avo and beans or nuked cheese sauce and jalapeños? If you don’t have your own custom nacho technique already, get on it. The big game is just a few days away.
Mardi Gras is crazy. Blame it on the King Cakes. Haydel Bakery makes these traditional Mardi Gras confections from an old Danish recipe that causes men to feel immune to the effects of booze and makes women eager to show off their rack. We can’t explain it and neither can the fine folks at Haydel’s. Maybe it’s voodoo.